Hot and cold therapy provides consistent, even thermal therapy. Cold therapy is used to reduce inflammation and swelling by lowering skin temperature. Hot therapy is used to treat torn muscle and tendons after inflammation subsides.
An estimated 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain, making it the most common medical problem. Symptoms can be from a minor muscle ache to a sharp pain, limited range in motion and the inability to stand up straight. It can come suddenly, from an accident or lifting something heavy. It can also develop slowly due to the result of age related changes in the spinal cord.
The word Arthritis refers to the inflammation of one or more joints. This condition is frequently accompanied with joint pain. Around 350 million people worldwide suffer from arthritis. Over 40 million people living in the United States have this disease and 60% of them are women. The first step in arthritis treatment is rest and application of topical creams. Over the counter food supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin have also been helpful to some patients in the past.